McPherson Arbor Day Poster Contest Offers Cash Prize

By Jolyn Johnston-Myers
April 08, 2016

Monday is the deadline for McPherson's fifth grade students to submit their entries for McPherson's Arbor Day Poster Contest. The theme of this year's contest is “Trees are Terrific... in Kansas Cities and Towns!”

All entries must feature original artwork from a student attending fifth grade in the City of McPherson. The contest is open to students enrolled as homeschoolers as well as in McPherson's public or private schools. The winning student will receive $25, special recognition from the city, and will have their poster framed and displayed at the municipal building along with past winners.

The complete contest rules can be found by visiting the city of McPherson's website at

Poster entries are due by 5:00 Monday, April 11, and can be submitted to the McPherson Convention and Visitors Bureau on North Main in downtown McPherson.

Since 1872, Arbor Day has been celebrated throughout the United States and schools have played in important role. Educators help children discover the social, environmental and economic benefits of trees in cities and towns. Lessons often encourage students to identify and plant trees in their own communities, and the City of McPherson supports continued efforts to educate children about community trees.